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celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
aren't paying as much attention to it, but it has big news over in the uk. hugh grant among a lot of people who say their phones were hacked by journalists. richard, you talked to him, what did he say? >> reporter: it's interesting, you say. the scandal is large, it's growing. the british government today said that there would be a public inquiry when the police are finished investigating. rupert murdoch, who owns the newspaper, by the way, it's this newspaper we're talking about, it's call "the news of the world," the normal rumor and gossip all dressed up with scantily clad ladies. when they started wholesale hacking of voice mail, it went into a different league. particularly, it was celebrities, it was stars, and now it's being dead murdered girl's voice mails and the patient parents of bomb victims and the like. when i talked to hugh earlier today, he said it's time to stop, it's time to say these newspapers, enough is enough. >> well, it began with just personal grievance, because i was a victim of phone hacking. and then i had this extraordinary piece of luck, where i ran i
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
an then the big cooldown for the weekend. >>> 7:12. will president obama replace joe biden? there's new talk about who will -- about who the president will replace as vice president. >>> and the duke and duchess will be visiting the rich and famous in l.a. this weekend. there's a reason why they will be spending time on skid row as well. >>> >>> good morning. temperatures will really drop according to those by the coast -- not according. i don't know where that came from. but you know what i mean. by the coast sand bay inland -- coast and the bay and inland. >>> hot rumors around the white house. now, aides to president obama say joe biden is thinking about replacing -- say president obama is thinking about replacing joe biten. there's been speculation that he would be replaced with -- with andrew cuomo. president obama's'ss are saying here's nothing to -- president obama's aides are saying there's nothing to 9 rumors. >>> scott macfarlane is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain how the cuts could affect transportation cuts here in the bay area. >> reporter: congress considering major
doesn't matter. a lost season is a big deal. >>> tight lipped about any emergency surgery and now an admission from venezuelan president hugo chavez. in a televised appearance yesterday, chavez says that doctors in cuba operated on him to remove a cancerous tumor in june. there's no word yet on when he will return to venezuela but speculation surrounded his health after he canceled a high-profile summit of latin american leaders slated for this month. >>> in japan the government is recommending more evacuations from the area around the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. officials say 113 additional households should evacuate from four districts now considered radiation hot spots. that's far beyond the mandatory exclusion zone set up for 20 kilometers around the fukushima reactors. >>> on the run since 2005, and on the 15 most wanted fugitive list since june, alleged drug kingpin keith hasson arrested in los angeles yesterday. he's suspected of masterminding a nationwide cocaine and marijuana ring which raked in more than $20 million. he's also wanted on an open indictment in n
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
that are somber and serious, it's celebratory, one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. we became u.s. citizens 25 years ago today on july 4th. >> to me it's a holiday, to you it's really meaningful. >> we'll have barbecues and hamburgers. we know it's hot out there. look at the deep red. blazing temperatures across the south and west today. we could see new records. it's going to continue well into the fourth. more coming up in the show. >>> cleanup crews racing to contain an oil spril not far from one of the nation's premier national parks, when a pipeline running over the yellowstone river ruptured. >>> and some monkey business to get to this morning. a baboon on the loose, escaping from an amusement park and going on a great adventure around new jersey for a couple of days. the baboon is fine, just tranquilized there. we'll get into his harrowing story coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. six weeks and more than 80 witnesses later, that murder trial is finally wrapping up. abc's yunji de nies is in
by suicide. let's talk about this change with chris lawrence. >> reporter: this is a fairly big change. even though, graptnted, only affect a small number of troops who commit suicide. still, ongoing fight in the military and outside the military among families to sort of destigmatize suicide. i think if you listen to the president's statement, that is exactly what this was designed to do. , to sort of, you know, put suicide in a different light. the interesting thing about it was the president had commissioned this review of this policy before making the decision. he said the review was exhaustive, it was tough. which suggests that in some level, there was, you know, some pushback and we look more into that throughout the day to find out exactly maybe where the pushback was and why the folks who didn't want this change, why they felt that way as well. >> as we know, suicide has become a really sad reality within these two wars. chris, thanks. >>> republicans in the nation's first primary state weighing in with their picks with the primary candidates. jim acosta is joining us with a new poll
name kidnap her. that was a big fat lie. warm welcome for soldiers returning home from war. more than 50 national guard troops returned to cedar rapids, iowa, after spending a year in afghanistan. about 2800 men and women will return home to the area in the next few days. this is the largest deployment that the state has seen since world war ii. and those are your headlines. >> let's talk about what's going on. couple of days ago, we heard the president of the united states say don't call my bluff, eric cantor and i'll take my case directly to the american people. today, the president is going to take his case to the american people. he has a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll see what he says again. there's no talks today, folks. they've been doing them every day this week. there was a rumor maybe they'd go to camp david this weekend but not sure if that's going to happen. no talks today. >> fascinating to see after an hour and 19 minutes yesterday that eric cantor did not say a word today, yesterday, and on thursday. now the president for the second time this week
: the last 48 hours this investigation has gone from about this big to this big. some officials may have already been caught lying. not only that, now we're told u.s. wasn't just helping send guns to mexico, taxpayers paid for some of those guns. and more than one federal agency knew about it. that's the latest in the scandal we know as fast and furious. according to sources an f.b.i. informant allegedly used taxpayer money to buy guns on behalf of the cartels, the f.b.i. knew it, they allowed it to happen and they failed to tell congress or the agency that was investigating him, causing that agency, the atf to spend two years, thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars pursuing information the f.b.i. already had about a man, the atf would never be allowed to arrest because he worked for the f.b.i. this information was confirmed this week sources say by the acting atf director ken nelson who met secretly on july 4th with congressman darrell issa and senator charles grassley. nelson who is going to be the fall guy in this scandal dropped a few bombs in his deposition indicating others
a lot. he want as big deal. will he and the president find a compromise? guess who is back? nancy pelosi, your favorite friend, the foam house speaker is back at the table and is in open the debt talks and wants to point the fingers at ... guess who? >> day one of 85 of the republican majority in the congress and we have not seen one jobs bill come to the floor. >>dave: day 185. we expect the republican congress to create jobs in less than a year yet the democrats had four years in control of congress and did what for jobs? >> and the day of fast tush around in the media and all at, quick response from romney about her comments. listen to this. uncertainty is probably the one thing, a heck of a problem. is my company going to be here? it is tough. things have to change. have to change. >>dave: that ad in response to comments early this week, from the senior advisor to president obama who said people will not vote based on the unemployment rate and jobs numbers but based on their situation. well, their situation is the unemployment rate. it is the jobs numbers. that is their reality. so,
the moments. americans are outraged you have to big chunk of americans that still believe that she was guilty in this case and even though she was proven not guilty, many say that doesn't mean she was innocent. and protesters were out there, outside of the jail, waiting for casey to leave just outraged take a listen to what some people were saying. >> we're just out here, we don't care if it's raining, where the thunder is, we're out here. >> it's an important thing to boycott casey, that she gets no money, protest that this kill ser getting out. that she had such a jury trial that was as much a joke. six-year-old would have made a more conscientious decision. >> sheet's definitely guilty. >> and dave mentioned the facebook, there's the i hate casey anthony facebook page. 45,000 now. >> dave: it's up now 48,755 and i would imagine that list will continue to grow throughout the days and weeks ahead. >> clayton: another one, an f-casey anthony page. more than 775,000 individuals on that. so they were choosing between the two facebook pages the i hate casey anthony page and another one. >> ainsl
october 14, 2008. the big question tonight, will tonight be her last night sleeping there? earlier today, inmates helped set up barricades outside of the jail just in case big crowds show up there tomorrow. if the judge continues his hardline stance exhibited during the trial he could take into account the time already served and give her the full maximum four years for the four counts, the convictions for lying to the cops so she could still have two years left to serve. >> shepard: what about money? could the judge force casey anthony to pay back the tax money they spent on really the lies of three years ago? >> that is absolutely what we expect. judge belvin perry to perhaps apply and force casey anthony to pay that back. the state's attorney office confirming they are figuring out the financial figures to present to the judge. and tim mil miller from texas equisearch also expressed filing a civil suit against casey anthony because they spent $100,000 in the fall, bypassing doing other searches for other really missing children to focus in orlando on finding caylee. >> shepard: we saw
in companies embracing the cloud-- big clouds, small ones, public, private, even hybrid. your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. >>> minding your business this morning. investors on edge about financial instability in europe. stock futures trading lower after moody's downgraded portugal's credit rating to junk and markets closed almost flat yesterday. >>> president obama inviting democratic and republican leaders to a meeting at the white house thursday. thursday. to discuss raising the debt ceiling. if lawmakers can't come to an agreement by august 2nd the treasury department says it will not be able to pay all of its bills on time. >>> a facebook about to unveil what it calls something awesome. so far the social network won't say exactly what it has in store for today's announcement but the buzz is it's some sort of partnership with skype. >>> twitter shopping for another round of private financing according to the "wall s
. they are testing to see if this might work. big news coming out of washington. president obama says there will be a deal to raise the debt limit by the 2nd of august deadline. but the president insists that deal has to include tax hikes for the richest of all rich americans. something republicans are still refusing to accept. the president and house speaker john boehner spelling out their demands at a news conference or series of news conferences today before the latest rounds of talks at the white house. the president saying he is bent over backwards to work with g.o.p. leaders on spending cuts and that he is willing to take significant heat from his own party. now, he says it's time for republicans to do the same. the president used himself as an example as really someone who can afford to give up a few tax dollars. >> i do not want and i will not accept a deal in which i am asked to do nothing in fact, i'm able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that i don't need. if you don't have revenues, it means you are putting more of a burden on the people who ca
at u.s. 101, a tow truck is on the scene. a big rig lost its load, turns out that was a mobile home, one lane is squeaking by. this is a bad spot. give yourself extra time or take 280 as an alternate. laura, back to you. >> thanks for the update. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. a local news update coming up for you in about a half hour. >>> 7:30 on this thursday morning, july 7, 2011. that was casey anthony's reaction in an orlando courtroom about an hour ago, as a judge sentenced her to four years in prison for lying to investigators, but with time served, and good behavior, she could be released in a matter of weeks, possibly even sooner. >>> i'm ann curry alongside david gregory, who's in for matt this morning. just ahead we'll have more on the sentencing. >> right. one of the big questions, will she cash in our her fame once a free woman? is she planning on having a baby? what surprising letters reveal. >>> also ahead, new details about a big scandal that's rocking england. a popular tabloid newspaper is accused of hacking
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
and the responsibility that it's on her. >> i think that's a big failure for the justice system. >> so convicted only of four misdemeanor counts for which she has not yet been sentenced. why is casey anthony still behind bars tonight? why didn't her lawyers ask the judge to let her out until she is sentenced on thursday? some thought it was an oversight, a lawyer's mistake. but tonight gary nurenberg reports the answer may be for her own safety. >> reporter: they did get her for lying. >> we the jury find the defendant guilty of providing false information to law enforcement officers. >> reporter: but she's already been in custody for three years. >> i think the judge will release her on thursday. there is no reason to keep her in any longer. >> reporter: so why didn't her defense team ask that she be released pending sentencing. perhaps for her own safety to let tempers cool. the local sheriff saw the big crowds outside the courthouse. >> please, i ask this community, that regardless of one's personal beliefs about the innocence or guilt of casey marie anthony, that you maintain your peaceful resol
's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
the cloud-- big clouds, small ones, public, private, even hybrid. your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. >>> jack cafferty is here with "the cafferty file." >> in 2008 president obama promised to get all troops out of the iraq by the end of this year. after winning the presidency, he vowed to keep that promise. now is the deadline for military withdrawal approaches, he's apparently prepared to break that promise. gee, what a surprise. he's offering to leave 10,000 troops in iraq indefinitely. the white house says it's concerned that the planned pullout at the end of the year could spark violence and trigger militant attacks there. and don't forget all that oil. any extension of u.s. military presence depends on a formally request from the iraqi government. so far no request has been made, but the pentagon wants to give the prime minister and his government time to decide, so if they need the help, there's time to plan
. is that realistic at this point. >> well, in terms of getting that big agreement, it looks highly unlikely at this point, but certainly as you pointed out, the president joking that his campaign was built on hope and change. it will be interesting to see if that hope will also win out in this debate. but, look, what the president is pushing for still is the biggest deal possible. he acknowledged, though, that it's hard to do that, but nonetheless, he has been telling congressional lawmakers during negotiations all this week that if they can't get the biggest deal possible to attack the problem of the debt and the deficit over the long term, then they should still be ambitious. >> we are obviously running out of time, and so what i have said to the members of congress is that, you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i am ready to move. even if it requires some
and cuff links and cowboy boots in the ring with him. >> yahoo. >> mike: don't touch my junk food. big government getting bigger and advertisers in the food industry say they feel pressured by new federal guidelines. shouldn't parents decide what their kids eat. "fox & friends" sunday morning continues right now. ♪ >> hey, everybody, good warning by mike jarrett there. >> ainsley: good to see you. >> mike: and gets better looking every week. >> dave: you, too, sweetheart. >> ainsley: we're glad to be waking you up this morning. hope your family is doing well. >> dave: the best news for all of you saturday night we thought a big deal was going to happen. and now it appears that a smaller deal is on the way because john boehner late last night made the announcement that we're giving up talks on that grand deal that's been discussed where republicans would give in on tax hikes, democrats would give in on entitlements and this guy what john boehner had to say. >> now, we can't agree if there's any new taxes involved and of course on the other side the democrats say here we go. >> so, bo
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as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
to explain why she was exonerated. listen to this. >> the big question was the prosecution did not answer is how caylee died and that was a big factor and i think in a lot of our decisions and it also showed that something with george anthony, casey's father, he was definitely hiding something for all the different times that he was, you know, on the stand. something that happened, he knew about it. and so we did really think she possibly -- we didn't know how she died. but it just comes down to it was probably an accident but the family did not know how to cope with it so instead tried to hide it. >> that was the thing, you know, the prosecution could not say how that baby died. and you got to wonder if moving forward in these kind of high profile cases, you have to have every stinking piece of evidence ever imaginable. do you -- what did we do before we had d.n.a.? did they ever prove any murder convictions? i don't know. >> process cushion said she was suffocated, 300 pieces of evidence but we have no conviction. joining us right now, andrea lyon, former co-leading defense attorney for
'm gonna d chas veces fueron su show, showing myself farming and cutting down those big trees and planting good stuff and doing all that kind of political farming. oprah: what's it gonna be called? >> "roseanistan." oprah: "roseanistan." roseanne barr's new book "roseannearchy." "roseannearchy." thank you roseanne. bye, everybody. that was great. that was great. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] l preservatives? ♪ ♪ so get real. try sierra mist natural. naturally sweetened with real sugar and nothing artificial. for a crisp clean lemon lime taste. deliciously refreshing sierra mist natural. the natural one. for a refreshing twist add a splash of your favorite fruit juice. go to facebook for delicious drink ideas. upper 80s in new york. an93 in atlanta. we are having some great weather right now. no humidity. it's really nice. >> punishing. >>> we're going to talk about facebook. go to our wnnfans page.com. facebook's added yet another string to its bow yo
current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in fr
and conservatives is to get their big political statement today, they believe there's time for that. the plan you just described allows them to say the real solution is cutting spending big now and changing how congress would work for years and years to come. the president knows it's not going to get to the desks, they said this would really force the government to not be able to spend on things like medicare, social security, prevent spending for future disasters, and they even renamed it. republicans call it cut, cap, and balance, the white house is calling it duck, dodge, and dismantle. >> on that note, let's talk about what the white house is doing behind the scenes. privately on sunday there was a meeting between the president and republican leaders, and it raises the specter is the quote on quote biggest deal possible actually still possible? >> reporter: both parties tell me they are still talking about that, trying to do something much bigger and would have a longer term result, but the short-term is really a plan that is getting a lot of attention quietly, negotiations going on, focussed
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
today in arizona after a big one there on tuesday in phoenix. we get more now from nbc's aditi roy. >> reporter: it looked like a scene right out of a disaster movie. but this massive dust storm that roared through parts of phoenix, tempe, and scottsdale, arizona, late tuesday was not a hollywood creation, it was a real life monster that caught many people by surprise. >> we were driving on the freeway and both of us at the same time said, what is that? and we pulled off the road and walked over here and just both just stared at it. >> this is as far as i got. i said i can't go any further. we pulled over to wait it out. >> reporter: the huge wall of dust reported to be some 50 miles wide was pushed by wind gusts of more than 60 miles an hour. instantly turning daytime into night. >> at one point visibility was down to about 25 yards. it was very dangerous situation across the city. >> reporter: the high winds toppled trees and power lines causing power outages throughout the area. low visibility led to flight delays into phoenix before the dust settled. aditi roy, nbc news, los an
's big mess. >> and talk about the weather in our region. hot and humid today. >> yeah. >> and some clouds of our own. >> and some showers, talked about a few around sunrise and there were a couple of hours later coming in and technically, we had .06 of an inch of rain and that is not enough to make the streets wet. not much, the radar shows you the rain is to the south of us and if you're down in saint mary's city, maybe, i mean maybe you're getting touched by a shower and the larger picture shows you no doubt again tonight, the heaviest of the storm, rain and farther to the south and across i-95 for richmond and to petersburg. there is the evening forecast, isolated thunderstorms and very isolated. gets better towards the weekend. until then, we have rain. we'll talk about it. >> thank you. >>> are you ready to fork over more cash? >> verizon is pulling the plug on the unlimited data plans. >> the latest wireless carrier to make a change. what will the move mean for your bill? >>> and they're trying to stay competitive and relevant. facebook is launching a videochat service as of
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